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Ocean View

Ocean View is located 1 mile from the Atlantic Ocean in Bethany Beach, 1 mile from the Indian River Bay, and is bordered by the Assawoman Canal and White's Creek.

Originally called “Middlesex”, the town of Ocean View was founded in 1688 as a 500-acre tract of land given to Matthew Scarborough by Lord Baltimore. Local legend has it that a young man climbed a tree in the area and saw the Atlantic Ocean, and aptly called it “Ocean View.” The name grew in popularity and the city was incorporated with that name in 1899. Ocean View is credited as the birthplace of the broiler chicken industry. In 1923, Cecile Steele raised her first commercial flock of broiler-fryer chickens. Although Ocean View’s business community is largely comprised of service businesses along busy Route 26, the surrounding Sussex County region is now home to the billion-dollar chicken industry producing more than 500 million birds annually and employing more than 20,000 people throughout the county.

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Town of Ocean View, Delaware
Demographic Profile of Ocean View, Delaware

Real Estate Description: 

You could once see the ocean from a second story window, giving Ocean View, a small town just one mile west of Bethany Beach and north of Indian River, its name. These days, Ocean View is a popular suburban town for local residents mostly made up of retirees.

You can find a range of homes for sale in Ocean View from low maintenance condos and quaint cottages, to townhouses along the golf course and large coastal-inspired homes. New home communities are cropping up offering resort-style amenities while just a short distance to the bay or beach. Charming, older homes and fixer uppers are options for those looking for a good deal and a renovation adventure.

Ocean View is In Demand

Ocean View is all about location with its close proximity to the beach and bay. Low real estate and income taxes and no sales tax, slower-paced lifestyle and access to resort amenities makes Delaware hot destination for retirees.

Ready to Make Your Ocean View Dreams Come True?

Browse our listings of homes for sale in Ocean View to find your dream home. This is the perfect time to purchase - whether for an investment or your forever home.

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Ocean View is located 1 mile from the Atlantic Ocean in Bethany Beach, 1 mile from the Indian River Bay, and is bordered by the Assawoman Canal and White's Creek.

Originally called “Middlesex”, the town of Ocean View was founded in 1688 as a 500-acre tract of land given to Matthew Scarborough by Lord Baltimore. Local legend has it that a young man climbed a tree in the area and saw the Atlantic Ocean, and aptly called it “Ocean View.” The name grew in popularity and the city was incorporated with that name in 1899. Ocean View is credited as the birthplace of the broiler chicken industry. In 1923, Cecile Steele raised her first commercial flock of broiler-fryer chickens. Although Ocean View’s business community is largely comprised of service businesses along busy Route 26, the surrounding Sussex County region is now home to the billion-dollar chicken industry producing more than 500 million birds annually and employing more than 20,000 people throughout the county.

Ocean View Links

Town of Ocean View, Delaware
Demographic Profile of Ocean View, Delaware

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